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I was given some vb code (not my area at all) to copy certain text files to another location if they contain a keyword. Basically Ihave a folder full of text files, but I want to copy all the text files that contain a certain keyword to another folder.

the code provided was:

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
for /r C:\originalresults %%a in (*.txt) do (
find "back" "%%a"
if !errorlevel!==0 copy "%%a" "C:\users\me\Desktop\results" /y
) 

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Now when I run this script i.e. from command prompt

cscript thisscripts.vbs I get an error "expected identifier", can anyone assist in where I am going wrong?
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That's not VB code; it's a shell script. Rename the extension to ".bat" and try running the file again (i.e. double-click the file; no cscript involved).
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